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Bonus: AOTA Debrief

Inside the Episode In this bonus episode, Natalie and Jess review their AOTA experiences and highlights. Roger Smith (Eleanor Clark Slagle lecture) information: http://uwm.edu/healthsciences/directory/smith-roger/ Centennial history video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XwxFvP5zKA&t=9s

April 6th, 2017|

Fidgeting Students: How to Implement a Sensory Diet in the Classroom

In this episode, Natalie and Jess talk with pediatric OT Amy Seymore about the range of sensory based and sensory integration treatments for children. They also discuss strategies to implement in a classroom to help children with sensory processing and modulation difficulties to remain focused and engaged.

March 26th, 2017|

Leisure Exploration and Creativity with Veterans and Service Members

In this episode, Natalie and Jess talk with US Navy Seal veteran Rusty Noesner, who sustained multiple head injuries during his time in Afghanistan. Rusty talks about his therapy process, particularly the multiple benefits he discovered through art therapy. He also talks about his new nonprofit, War Paints.

February 26th, 2017|

The Evidence Behind Digital Media in Childhood Development

This episode was inspired by the article "10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should be Banned for Children Under Age 12" which was published in the Huffington Post by a pediatric OT. Natalie and Jess review the evidence behind each argument and how as practitioners, we can better educate parents on safe and appropriate use of digital media.

February 12th, 2017|

Pusher Syndrome

In this episode, Natalie and Jessica review the etiology of Pusher Syndrome, useful assessment tools, and treatment techniques for managing this complex condition.

January 29th, 2017|

OT’s Role in Promoting Driving Independence

In this episode, Jess and Natalie interview Debbie Hansen, Nevada's only Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist. They review available resources for generalists, when to refer to a specialist, and the nuts and bolts of a driving rehab evaluation.

January 15th, 2017|